VA Clinics Will Be Audited

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Next week, the White City VA Domiciliary will receive a federal audit, part of a nationwide effort to inspect Veterans Affairs clinics. The Department of Veterans Affairs ordered that all VA medical centers in the U.S. receive a face-to-face audit. This comes after allegations that some veterans across the country have … Continue reading »

Local Veterans Deal with Backlog

MEDFORD, Ore. — Many veterans in Southern Oregon are stuck in a backlog of V.A. claims as they continue to feel the effects of their combat injuries. Those veterans are finding themselves in a waiting game as checks are delayed and bills pile up. The V.A. has said it’s been working harder to reduce those … Continue reading »

VA to Cut into Veterans Claims Backlog

MEDFORD, Ore. – With more soldiers returning home from war with new and unique types of injuries, it’s taking longer for veterans to receive disability benefits. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs is mandating overtime hours to cut through the backlog. That backlog has reached an estimated 830,000 veterans nationwide. Locally, Jackson County Veteran Services … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Woman Training Service Dogs

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A service helping veterans cope with mental illnesses will be cut next month. The Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer cover costs for service dogs who help soldiers suffering with post traumatic stress disorder. Though, the VA will continue to provide service dogs for veterans with visual, hearing or mobility … Continue reading »